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"When a child has OI, it's important to use a multidisciplinary approach that involves a care team of the different specialists the child may need. This includes orthopedists, geneticists, endocrinologists and others as needed."
––Samantha Spencer, MD, orthopedic surgeon, Boston Children's Hospital
If your child has been diagnosed with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), you’ll have concerns and questions about her health, treatment, recovery and other issues. It may comfort you to know that Boston Children's Hospital is a world leader in pediatric orthopedics, and we have a wealth of experience helping children with this condition. We specialize in innovative, family-centered care to support your child and family every step of the way.
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), also known as brittle-bone disease, is a genetic and inherited disorder characterized by fragile bones that break easily without a specific cause.
Doctors at Children's work together in multidisciplinary care teams to give your child the individualized attention she needs. Depending on the severity of your child’s OI, her care team could include orthopedic, genetic and endocrinology specialists—as well as dentists, audiologists, physical and occupational therapists and pulmonologists.
Whatever treatment your child requires, you can have peace of mind knowing that, as a national and international orthopedics center, our Orthopedic Center has vast experience treating children with OI. As a result, we provide expert diagnosis, treatment and care for children with every type and manifestation of the condition.
One of the first programs. Our Orthopedic Center is one of the world’s first comprehensive pediatric orthopedic programs, and is now the largest pediatric orthopedic surgery center in the United States, performing more 5,000 procedures each year. Our program, ranked #1 by U.S.News & World Report, is the nation’s preeminent care center for children and young adults with developmental, congenital, post-traumatic and neuromuscular problems of the musculoskeletal system.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”